The turkey isn't the only thing that needs dressing! This holiday season, deck out your table with linens that are smooth, bright, and freshly cleaned, thanks to these smart little strategies.
Wine spills and food splatters are enough to switch holiday hosts into panic mode. We’ve all been there, but there’s no need to worry when you've got the right solutions on hand.
Scrub Away Stains: For dinnertime spots and stains like those from drink spills, gravy splashes, and greasy fingerprints, apply Stain Solution directly to affected area. Use a damp, soft-bristled Stain Brush to work your treatment into the fabric.
Soak It Out: If needed, presoak the item in a washbasin or sink filled with hot water for 30 minutes. Note that this process is recommended for cottons and poly fabrics. More delicate pieces should be handwashed with cool water and Delicate Wash.
Set For Success: For the most effective clean on cottons and linens, select the normal cycle on your washing machine. Add Signature Detergent considering the machine type and load size. We recommend laundering rich colors and patterned fabrics on a cold or warm setting, and white fabrics on a warm or hot setting. Keep in mind like colors should always be washed together. Signature Detergent is made for whites and colors, and contains stain-fighting enzymes that help to target common food spots and spills.
Pro Tip: If caring for more delicate items, like embroidered napkins or an heirloom tablecloth, take special care. Insert into a Mesh Bag prior to washing and choose a delicate wash cycle and cool water. We love our specially-formulated Delicate Wash for more delicate vintage pieces. Avoid the use of fabric conditioner on these items.
Quick Dry: Machine dry cotton and linen tablecloths on low heat only when satisfied with stain removal. If prematurely dried, stains will become set-in and more difficult to remove.
Tip: For antique or heirloom linens, always hang to dry - never put in the dryer! Avoid direct sunlight and heat sources such as the radiator, which can lead to shrinkage or discoloration.
Go In On Ironing: Ironing is the best way to create a crisp finish for cotton and linen items. Cotton and linen are best when ironed damp. If the item is already dry, it helps to spritz it down with water before pressing. Do not starch before storing linens.